There is a lot to do before buying a selective soldering machine, but most important is selecting the right selective soldering system for your business. After all, a tool is no good unless it's the RIGHT tool, and selective soldering systems are - though they are so much more - tools, though they are highly complex tools capable of incredible precision work.
RPS Automation/Hentec Industries has been named the #1 global selective soldering equipment supplier in the annual Selective Soldering Equipment Markets report by QYResearch, one of the leading research firms monitoring activity in this industry. RPS has been named the key vendor in this report as a result of the versatility and quality of its products, its sales and service support and for being one of the great innovators in selective soldering equipment.
In recent years, nitrogen has been increasingly used in selective soldering due to the advantages of soldering in a nitrogen atmosphere in lieu of air or other gases. Primarily, the goal is to remove oxygen from the soldering environment and thereby prevent oxidation, among other benefits.
There are certain recommended operating parameters for selective soldering. For a selective soldering machine to operate at peak capacity, there are certain components and systems which must be inspected regularly, some which must be cleaned regularly and so on. Just like with other mechanical systems, certain tolerances must be maintained for good operation.